Lokashakti Library of Nonviolence, Peace, and Social Justice

Agrarian Justice

Pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1795, and published two years later, in which he establishes progressive principles regarding land ownership and social welfare — systems based on the latter of which are still in use in many parts of the world. This was the last major pamphlet that Paine wrote.

Beyond Vietnam

A speech delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr. April 4, 1967 at Manhattan's Riverside Church. Tying together once and for all the issues of peace and civil rights, King publicly denounces 'the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today' - his own government. Exactly one year later, he would be shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee.

Burma's Revolution of the Spirit

Created and produced by Alan Clements and Jeffrey Hellman, this two-CD set contains radio interviews with Alan Clements set to music, as well as him reading his own preface to the 2008 edition of Aung San Suu Kyi's book 'The Voice of Hope'.

Civilian-Based Defense - A Lecture by Gene Sharp

A talk given by Gene Sharp in which he speaks about the potential of nonviolent resistance and civilian-based defense when it comes to thwarting an incoming invasion. Featuring Sharp in his prime, this high-quality video is truly an asset to the world when it comes to learning ways to move beyond war.

Guernica - Pablo Picasso

One of the most famous paintings in history, Picasso's 'Guernica' made its debut at the 1937 Paris World's Fair. It graphically displays the carnage and violence from when the German Luftwaffe, acting in support of the soon-to-be Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, bombed the townspeople of the small Basque city for which the painting is named.

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  • Print   ( 15 )
    Books, articles, essays, and other literature related to nonviolence, peace, and social justice
  • Visual   ( 5 )
    Images reflecting art being used to shape our collective conscience toward justice and peace
  • Audio   ( 8 )
    Protest music, speeches, radio programs, etc., all in the spirit of nonviolent social change
  • Video   ( 5 )
    Moving images documenting or paying tribute to the world's rich history of nonviolent action
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